David Hockney is an award-winning British artist best known for his swimming pool paintings, inspired by his life in Los Angeles in the 1960s. However, his work also encompasses portraits, 'joiners' (photo collages), etchings and designs for stage sets. He won the 1967 John Moores Painting Prize at the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool for his painting Peter Getting Out of Nick's Pool and has since won several awards for his photography. Hockney was offered a knighthood in 1990 but declined, though in 2012 he accepted an Order of Merit. In 2011, he was voted Britain's most influential artist of all time in a poll of a thousand British painters and sculptors commissioned by The Other Art Fair.
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